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Participate in CC's Plan for the Future

October 23, 2012

Dear Students on Leave,

I hope that you are having a wonderful experience away from campus this semester!

While you are away from Colorado College on another adventure, I want to be sure you are included in the college’s strategic planning process. This process will shape the future of our institution for at least the next decade, and it is important that we have participation from all CC community members.

As you know, I spent my first year at Colorado College listening to students, staff, alumni, faculty, parents, and other friends who make up this special place. As a result of my listening, I gained a clearer picture of our strengths, opportunities, challenges, and aspirations. Additionally, conversations and research from the Year of Listening informed promising strategies that have guided where we are now, the Year of Planning.

I have created four committees to help guide our planning process. The committees consist of faculty and staff members from departments and constituencies around the college, and students who were appointed by the CCSGA. The committees have four distinct areas of focus: (1) increasing our focus on engaged teaching and learning, (2) emphasizing our distinctive place in the world, (3) extending our reach to become better known for what we do, and (4) enhancing institutional effectiveness and efficiency to better position the college for evolving changes in higher education.

Knowing that a successful planning process must involve extensive participation and reliable input from the Colorado College community, I want to invite you to contribute. I know students bring particularly valuable insights and thoughts to the overall planning process, and I value any input you may have.

The easiest way to learn more about the process and participate is by accessing “Strategic Planning” via our Colorado College website. To learn more about the Year of Planning, please watch the following video: Strategic Planning Process. I encourage you to contribute by utilizing the input/feedback box located here: .

Thank you for your engagement in this important process. Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus soon!

Warm regards,


Jill Tiefenthaler